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our economy tilt towards a certain highly privileged class that gets everything while the broad middle class and lower middle class is further and further left behind. this is the first major reversal of that trend. it's not just about kids with pre-existing conditions, it's about reestablishing a different social contract with american families and workers across a broad spectrum that begins to connect different ends of american society. that's why it's so important defining legacy building step for the administration. too bad it's been such a horrible rollout. it really is not just about kids and the poor. it's about the american middle class that's going to continue to see their jobs under stress, continue to see the kinds of things shored up, quality of life they had come undone. i think it's very, very important to remember this isn't just about small segments of american society, even though that was a very passionate and compelling comment from the congressman. >> it's very important i think to lead with children. no, it has great political impact. steve is right. our country no
as he shut down the government, cost the economy $34 billion and had jobs go down the toilet. so you can only marvel at what they call in texas chutzpah. >> back to your point, what is truly marvelous, people are falling for it, the article you pointed out says he looks like -- help me, the actor. >> bill murray. >> apparently reality has left my own brain. bill murray, except bill murray is a satirist, and people get he's been a smarmy see-through guy. it's astonishing the whole world isn't cracking up like we are. >> it's worse than a bad halloween costume. >> it's terrifying -- i'm sorry -- >> where is the divide. as they say in -- cut myself off there. are we saying good-bye to norm? apparently we are. resident scholar, norm, i hate this part of the show. thank you so much for your time. his book is "it's even worse than it looks." >> it's a great halloween gift. >> thank you for your time, norm. >>> coming up starting tomorrow, 47 million americans who receive food stamps will see a dramatic cut to benefits but for republicans $5 billion is not nearly enough. we will discuss the war
the reality at hand here, which is s.n.a.p. is good for the economy, s.n.a.p. helps elevator people out of poverty. people on snap are not actually people who are looking to profit off the american taxpayer. why do you think republicans are so resistant to funding this program? >> well, it's hard to explain, especially since they are trying to eliminate efficiencies and basically put requirements on folks who already either have those requirements or those requirements are really not rational for a senior citizen or person with disability. i think it does give us a great opportunity to educate american public about precisely who is getting s.n.a.p., about the fact there are work requirements and the fact we ought to be demanding more from states who we give hundreds of millions of dollars to to better connect those who are looking for work with the jobs we know available in the economy. that's really where the focus should be. i would hope at the end of the day when this debate concludes with the passage of a farm bill that's the policy we focus on as opposed to this i think very dising
as the republic. president obama was elected at the nater of the economy and at a time when the parties had sorted. when the most liberal republican was more conservative than the most conservative democrat. so there was really no incentive for almost anybody in the republican party to ever want to partner up with him, with the exception of you still see a few house republicans have incentive to work with him on immigration reform, but not health care. there's no dollar for any of those republicans in doing that. i think it was a confluence of all of that stuff that's made this era what it is, the obama era what it is. >> yet, jamal, some people on the left would say we need to be less conciliatory, less in search of a bargain with these people who have moved the goalpost so far to the right. my worry is that we sort of end up with parties -- i mean, i really do think the democratic party has come much further to the center. what the implications post-obama? >> i don't know. i think everyone is firmly ensconced in their camps. you can't take out the demographics. you have 30 years of wage stagnati
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